The Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts Fellowships

Due 15 November, 2014

For information on the various fellowships offered go here.

Huntington Fellowships 2015-2016

Due: November 15, 2014

The Huntington will award to scholars over 150 fellowships for the academic year 2015-2016. These fellowships derive from a variety of funding sources and have different terms. Recipients of all fellowships are expected to be in continuous residence at the Huntington and to participate in and make a contribution to its intellectual life.

For more information go to:

Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources
Due: Nov 17, 2014


The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is now accepting applications for the 2015 Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources.

The purposes of this fellowship program are to: help junior scholars in the humanities and related social-science fields gain skill and creativity in developing knowledge from original sources; encouragemore extensive and innovative uses of original sources in libraries,
archives, museums, historical societies, and related repositories in the U.S. and abroad; enable dissertation writers to do research wherever relevant sources may be, rather than just where financial support is available; and provide insight from the viewpoint of doctoral candidates into how scholarly resources can be developed for access most helpfully in the future.

The program will be offering about fifteen competitively awarded fellowships for 2015. Each provides a stipend of $2,000 per month for9–12 months. Each fellow will receive an additional $1,000 upon participating in a symposium on research in original sources and submitting an acceptable report to CLIR on the research experience. Thus the maximum award will be $25,000.

Fellowship stipends will support research beginning between June 1 and September 1, 2015, and ending within 12 months of commencing. Fellowships will not be renewed or extended. Fellows are expected to devote full time to their dissertation research without holdingteaching or research assistantships or undertaking other paid work. Fellows may use stipends to meet living expenses, travel costs, andother expenses that enable dissertation research to be carried out, but not to defray tuition.

Applicants do not have to be U.S. citizens, but must be enrolled in a doctoral program in a graduate school in the United States.

Kress Institutional Fellowships in the History of European Art

Due: 30 November, 2014

Six pre-doctoral Kress Institutional Fellowships in the History of European Art will be awarded each year. Each fellowship provides for a two-year research appointment hosted by one of the following European art history research centers:

  • Florence Kunsthistorisches Institut / Institute for Art History
  • Leiden Kunsthistorisch Instituut der Rijksuniversiteit / Art Historical Institute, Rijksuniversiteit
  • London Courtauld Institute of Art & Warburg Institute of Art (jointly administered)
  • Munich Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte / Central Institute for Art History
  • Paris Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA) / National Institute for the History of Art
  • Rome Bibliotheca Hertziana

The fellowship award is $30,000 per annum.  For more info go here.

2015 RSA Research Grant Competition

Due 1 December 2014

The RSA is pleased to announce that the 2015 Research Grant competition is now open. For the 2015 grant cycle, the RSA will award thirty-three (33) individual grants to scholars working in the field of Renaissance Studies. The average grant is $3,000 for one month of research or travel. During the past five years, the RSA has awarded grants to more than 100 scholars working on topics from the fourteenth to the seventeenth century; a list of previous award winners is posted on the RSA website. Additional details about the application process, eligibility, residential awards, non-residential awards, publication subventions, and more are all available at the RSA website:

Visiting Scholarships, University of St Andrews Research Library

Due: 10 January, 2015

To celebrate the opening of their new Research Library, the University of St Andrews instituted in 2014 a new scheme of visiting scholarships. These scholarships are intended to underwrite the costs of a period of work with our library’s Special Collections. Six scholars were chosen for summer residency in 2014, and it is intended to appoint a similar number in 2015. (For more information, click here.)

St Andrews University has an outstanding collection of books, archives and photography, accumulated throughout the six hundred years since the University’s foundation. The collection is especially rich in the History of Science, Theology and Church History, Literary Studies and Photography. In addition to a substantial collection of incunabula and early printed books, the library has a significant eighteenth-century collection dating from its period as a Copyright Library (1710-1836). The archives also include an exceptional collection of 15th -16th century materials relating to Fife and to the University and city of St Andrews.

The scholarships are open to all interested researchers, whether or not affiliated to a university. Applications for 2015 should be submitted electronically on the attached application form by 10 January 2015. A longer description of the research highlights of the St Andrews Special Collections can be downloaded here.

Further enquiries can be addressed to the Acting Head of Special Collections, Mrs Rachel Hart, at .

CHI Visiting Fellows Program, Pennsylvania State University

Application review begins 15 January, 2015

The Center for Humanities and Information at The Pennsylvania State University seeks up to three visiting fellows for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years.

Taking “information” in its broadest possible senses, the Center aims to bring together a diverse, interdisciplinary group of scholars who read and think widely across fields, geographical space, and historical time. Fellowships are awarded at two levels: Senior Fellowships, appropriate for scholars employed in tenure-track positions at any level, are for one year, and carry no teaching obligation; Junior (postdoctoral) Fellowships are for two years, and require fellows to teach one course per year. Salaries for both Senior and Junior Fellows are $50,000; support also includes research/travel funding and a benefits package. Fellows have access to extensive research design support, as well as to grant-writing and job market workshops, career mentoring, and archival/library support and research consultation. Fellows are expected to be in residence at Penn State’s University Park campus and to participate in the Center’s weekly lunches and lecture series.

Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent scholarly credentials (obtained by July 30, 2015) and a record of peer-reviewed work. Emerging scholars as well as senior scholars are encouraged to apply. Applicants from all parts of the world are welcome; U.S. citizenship is not a requirement. CHI also encourages co-applications from groups of two or more people working on a single project. At least one Fellow each year should have a background in or a research project oriented towards library research.

Screening of applications will begin January 15, 2015, although all applications will be considered until the search is concluded. To apply, upload a letter of application, a CV (please include names/emails of three references), and a writing sample of 25-30pp, electronically here. Applicants for Junior Fellowships should also upload a one-page description of an undergraduate course they might teach in their field of expertise. Visit the CHI website at

Mellon Fellowships at The Humanities Institute,  LuEsther T.Mertz Library of The New York Botanical Garden

Due: 15 January, 2015

The Humanities Institute—a new division in the LuEsther T.Mertz Library of The New York Botanical Garden—has developed various programs and activities to further its mission of reuniting the arts and sciences; one of those includes a generous Fellowship Program, the link is:

As is indicated in further detail in the link, the Humanities Institute offers a full-year Mellon Fellowship for graduate students (PhD candidates) and post docs in the environmental humanities, including the arena of urban planning, architecture, landscape and garden design, biology, ecology, environmental ethics, and cultural geography.

Please note the dates of the fellowship comprise the calendar year 2015—with fellowships starting this coming spring rather than later in the autumn.    For more info see:

Harry Ransom Center Fellowships

Due: 15 January, 2015

The Harry Ransom Center, an internationally renowned humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, annually awards more than 50 fellowships to support projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections. The fellowships support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history.

The fellowships range from one to three months, with stipends of $3,000 per month. Also available are $1,200 to $1,700 travel stipends and dissertation fellowships with a $1,500 stipend.

The Ransom Center invites applications for its 2015-2016 fellowships, which will support research visits that will take place during the period June 1, 2015-August 31, 2016. Applications must be submitted through the Center’s website by January 15, 2015, 5 p.m. CST. More information about the fellowships and the Ransom Center’s collections is available online at

Fellows will become part of a distinguished group of alumni. In the 25 years since the fellowship program’s inauguration, the Center has supported the research of more than 900 scholars from around the world through fellowship awards.

Questions about the fellowship program or application instructions should be directed to

Villa I Tatti Fellowships

Graduate Visiting Fellowship deadline: January 15, 2015
Craig Hugh Smyth Visiting Fellowship deadline: February 2, 2015
Mellon Visiting Fellowship deadline: February 2, 2015

Apply Online for the following Fellowships, all held at Villa I Tatti: Smyth (3 months), Mellon (3-6 months), and Graduate (1 semester). A PhD is required only for the first category. All are for advanced study in any aspect of the Italian Renaissance.

For forms, go here:

For more information, go here:

Folger Shakespeare Library Research Fellowships 2015-2016

Short-term fellowships due March 1, 2015

Each year, the Folger Institute offers 50 long- and short-term residential research fellowships to encourage use of the exceptional collections of the Folger Shakespeare Library and to encourage ongoing cross-disciplinary dialogue among scholars of the early modern period. These fellowships derive from a variety of funding sources. Awardees are expected to be in continuous residence and to participate in the intellectual life of the Folger.

For application info, go to: